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Vertical Mechanisms of Control: The Evolution of HR

The architecture of many modern organisations is rooted in the iron and steam of Victorian engineering. Massive pillars: mechanisms of control, exerted by the organisation over the individual. HR, despite it’s best intentions, despite it’s desire to change, is all … Continue reading

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Are You Adapted?

The challenges of the Social Age require not targeted solutions, but rather holistic change: change in mindset, changes in technology, changes to how we work, new models of leadership, an evolution of learning, a permission to innovate, a relinquishing of … Continue reading

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CIPD Conference 2015: Architecting Redundancy

I’m not sure whether the nervous laughter in the group was because i’d asked some embarrassing questions, or because they were embarrassed about the answers. The question? “What’s the point of HR?“, “Will HR exist in five years?“, “Will you … Continue reading

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Reflections on CIPD 2015 HR Conference

There’s an inescapable irony in the fact that the first time i asked someone “What’s the best thing you’ve seen at the HR conference today“, they replied with a case study of a company that’s ditched HR. If the writing … Continue reading

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CIPD Show 2015 Day 2: Power and Control

“But what will the boss say?” Today is my second day at the CIPD show in London. Yesterday i charted a range of themes and conversations that i felt were prevalent. Today, i wanted to draw together a different perspective: … Continue reading

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Reflections from CIPD Show 2015 Day 1

I’m sat in the pub, but feeling strangely unsociable: it’s an odd feeling, surrounded by friends and friendly faces, but choosing to retreat behind the keyboard. It’s an easy defence: eyes down and typing, people are less willing to disturb … Continue reading

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